all press releases

  • 09/03/14
    Novation and Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW) today announced they have entered into a three-year, sole-source strategic relationship that provides the world’s market leading heart valve therapies to the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA, UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista. The new agreement with Edwards for its heart valve product portfolio enables Novation to enter the heart valve category formore...
  • 08/25/14
    VHA Inc. today announced that BJC HealthCare has joined Mid-America Service Solutions (MSS), LLC, a consolidated service center that is part of VHA SupplyNetworks. MSS serves 120 hospitals in nine states that collaborate to reduce expenses through contracting and business strategies. “We are excited to welcome BJC HealthCare to Mid-America Service Solutions,” said Jeff Andersen, VHA vice president, Mid-America region. “BJC’smore...
  • 08/21/14
    Novation, the leading health care services company, is collaborating with the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA), Tuck Business School at Dartmouth and Novant Health to offer a week-long executive training program to empower owners and senior executives of minority-owned companies to compete in the highly competitive health care industry. The program, Building a High-Performing Minority Business, will be held November 16–21, 2014 atmore...
  • 08/19/14
    VHA Inc. announced today it will host a series of free webinars focused on different aspects of health care supply chain management to help supply chain leaders manage the need to reduce costs. The webinars will be led by VHA experts and health system supply chain leaders who will share best practices on topics ranging from internal stakeholder engagement to local sourcing. The webinar series is open to all hospitals and health systemsmore...
  • 08/13/14
    MedAssets, Inc., today announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held SG-2, LLC (Sg2) for approximately $142 million. Based in Skokie, Ill., Sg2 is a leading provider of healthcare market intelligence, strategic analytics and clinical consulting services that help more than 1,400 hospitals, health systems, as well as pharmaceutical and medical device companies understand current and future market dynamics in order to capitalize on growth and performance improvementmore...
  • 07/31/14
    MedAssets today announced it plans to offer a new suite of supplier services designed to optimize procurement processes among all healthcare industry players. The new services will provide manufacturers and distributors of products with accelerated advancement in price synchronization, data accuracy and controls to improve critical connections with mutual healthcare provider clients. In doing so, MedAssets is committed to help resolve a significant source of resource waste in the healthcaremore...
  • 07/29/14
    Novation, a VHA and UHC company, today announced three new web-based applications with breakthrough interactive features that automate key health care supply chain processes and workflows for members of Children’s Hospital Association. The new and enhanced applications under the Novation Optimize Solutions umbrella – Value Analysis, Item Master and Formulary – are examples of how Novation helps organizations address the most criticalmore...
  • 07/24/14
    To help health care organizations better understand trends in the cardiovascular market that could impact patient care and the bottom line, Novation released its Spring 2014 CV Watch, “Innovations in Cardiovascular Devices.” The semi-annual Novation report provides hospitals with guidance and details on promising new technologies that can help them better serve patient needs and understand how these options impact the supply chainmore...
  • 07/15/14
    AVIA – an organization dedicated to helping healthcare providers select and implement emerging technology solutions ¬– announced the extension of its partnership with UHC, an alliance of 120 academic medical centers and 302 of their affiliated hospitals representing the nation's leading academic medical centers.With a mission of creating knowledge, fostering collaboration, and promoting innovation to help members succeed, UHC strengthens its commitment to AVIA’s growing Healthcaremore...
  • 07/07/14
    Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company, announced the availability of new National Group Buys for the third quarter that enable health care organizations to save up to 82 percent on capital equipment and beverage purchases. The current Group Buy agreements, effective through Sept. 30, 2014, offer savings to health care organizations on a wide variety of products across 26 categories.more...